Saturday, 24 May 2008

It's a dinosaur pop-up party!

Here's my unsuccessful entry to the monthly demonstrator stamping contest at Stampin' Up. This was entered in the 3D project category. There were a couple of months where nobody won due to nobody entering, so I thought I should give it a whirl just in case I could win by acclamation. (The prize is 3 free stamp sets!)
This card was fairly easy to make, just time-consuming. The little scene is actually a square, scored in the middle in both directions, and cut on one score-line to the centre point. You then adhere two of the quadrants together to form the "ground". (I got the idea from this VSN challenge from March 2007 that challenged people to make a 3D room card.
Unlike the VSN challenge scene, I added another score line on the diagonal to allow this to fold flat to fit in an envelope. The dinos are popped up in traditional fashion using wild wasabi paper strips to camouflage in with the background. I'll try to put together a tutorial to explain how to do this. It's not tricky and it's so cute how they pop up!
This little scene needed something in the foreground so I made a pond with some greenery that's actually the the treetops cut out. The t-rex is holding a birthday flag for the birthday dino (the one in the hat). I was quite pleased with this effort, and it was quite cute IRL.
Thanks for looking! Let me know if you try a scene like this too. There are so many possibilities!
All supplies Stampin' Up: Stamps: Prehistoric Pals, Amazing to Zany; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, textured Wild Wasabi, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun; Other: 1/2" circle punch, Stampin' Snips.


  1. This is just about the cutest thing ever! I love it - what a great job you did on this project. My DS #1 would go BONKERS for something like this!

  2. Oh, Karen, I cannot believe you didn't win - this is SUCH a great entry!! I love it!! You're #1 for me, for sure! (They'd better have a really good winning entry for that contest or I'm going to be even more bummed for you!)